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October Proven: Baker Botts Leads Four Major Energy Deals Worth Over $20 Billion


HOUSTON, November 5, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that during the month of October, the firm led four major public energy M&A deals with a combined value of over $20 billion.

“These outstanding deal announcements demonstrate the depth and expertise of our M&A lawyers and further highlights the strength of our transactional practice,” said Mike Bengtson, Partner and Corporate Chair at Baker Botts.

“Through these deals, our lawyers demonstrate their commitment to delivering value-added services that exceed client expectations,” added Mr. Bengtson.

In October Baker Botts’ energy lawyers led the following deals:

  • Baker Botts Acted for EnLink Midstream, LLC in its $13 Billion Acquisition of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP in a Simplification Transaction; led by Corporate partners, Preston Bernhisel and Joshua Davidson.
  • Baker Botts Represented Chesapeake Energy Corporation in $3.977 Billion Acquisition of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation; led by Corporate partners, Clint Rancher and Joshua Davidson.
  • Baker Botts Advised WorleyParsons Ltd. in $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s ECR Business; led by Corporate partner, Efren Acosta.
  • Baker Botts Represented Valero Energy Corporation in its $2.2 Billion Acquisition of Valero Energy Partners LP; led by Corporate partners, Jeremy Moore and Joshua Davidson.

Baker Botts lawyers handle a full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public and private securities offerings and institutional and other specialized financings.

The firm's corporate practice represents companies of all sizes, and have been especially active in the energy, energy services, energy transportation, telecommunications, media and computer (hardware and software) service industries in recent years.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit



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